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Libya: Main international airport closed after rival militants clash

Jul 14, 2014    

TripoliDeadly clashes raged on Sunday aroundLibya's main international airport, closing it down, as the anti-Islamist militia that control it came under attack, airport officials said.The exchanges of fire with heavy weapons killed at least six people and wounded 25, a health ministry official said.It was not immediately known if civilians were among the casualties.The assault on the Zintan militia which controls the airport by Islamist militants came after the UN pulled staff fromLibyaciting security reasons, and as Washington warned of further escalation.An airport official said "rocket...

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